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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

5 hours 40 min ago
Associated Press, by Seth Borenstein Posted By: addicted_to_coffee- Tue, 22 21 2014 08:21:48 GMT WASHINGTON — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

On North Carolina and the State of the Midterm Battle

5 hours 58 min ago
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 22 21 2014 08:21:32 GMT Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released a new poll of the North Carolina Senate race, featuring Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan squaring off against Republican state house speaker Thom Tillis, with ostensibly good news for the Democrat: She’s up seven points and expanded on her lead. Their headline: “Hagan continues to grow lead.” But dig a little deeper and the story is mixed for the Democrat. Hagan’s seven'point lead is due largely to the libertarian candidate, who is polling 8 percent. In no cycle since 1986 has the libertarian pulled more than 3.4 percent in North Carolina; on

Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People Can ´Protect Themselves From an Overly Aggressive Gov´t’

5 hours 58 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 19 2014 08:19:16 GMT Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books, said the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was put there so Americans could support the military, if needed, during a domestic invasion but “more importantly, so that people could protect themselves from an overly aggressive government, if that ever happened.” Carson added that gun rights under the 2nd Amendment are “vitally important,” that he “would never compromise the 2nd Amendment in any way,” and that one of the first things dictators do is confiscate people’s weapons, which “we don’t ever want to allow” in America. Carson, awarded the Presidential

Mom Jailed Because She Let Her 9'Year'Old Daughter Play in the Park Unsupervised

6 hours 17 min ago
Reason.com, by Lenore Skenazy Posted By: MattMusson- Tue, 22 04 2014 10:04:05 GMT Just in case you thought you could parent whatever way you see fit in 2014 America: A North Augusta mother is in jail after witnesses say she left her nine'year'old daughter at a nearby park, for hours at a time. Hours at a time? At a park? In the summer? Gosh!

Adventures in Warrenland

6 hours 17 min ago
Slate, by David Wiegel Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 22 16 2014 08:16:07 GMT DETROIT—Every time she’s asked, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gives the same frustrated answer. No. Nope. She is not running for president. She has literally rolled her eyes at the question. She’s offered to “add an exclamation point.” She’s even signed a letter calling on Hillary Clinton, who leads polls of Democrats by up to 50 points, to run for president. And yet there they were on Friday morning, the people who wanted Warren to reconsider. Days before this year’s Netroots Nation conference, the annual gathering of the online left, an Obama campaign veteran launched a draft campaign called Ready for Warren.

Federal Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies in 36 States

6 hours 36 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 16 2014 08:16:07 GMT A federal court on Tuesday struck down health insurance subsidies for people in the 36 states that did not set up their own Obamacare exchanges. The ruling "is a repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that has come with it," Sen. Ted Cruz (R'Texas) tweeted shortly after a three'judge panel in Washington, D.C. issued its ruling in Halbig v. Burwell. While the ruling is a "significant victory for the American people & rule of law...we must not rest," Cruz added. The case, filed in May 2013, challenged the legality of the Obamacare subsidies for people enrolled in exchanges set up by the

Open Borders or Open Society?

6 hours 36 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Jen Kuznicki Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 12 2014 08:12:45 GMT Anyone concerned about the survival of the greatest nation on earth knows that our national sovereignty depends in part on knowing who is coming in to the country, having defined borders and laws pertaining to immigration enforced. Anyone interested in open borders and challenging immigration law that sets definitions and restrictions therefore, either doesn´t understand the consequences, or knows damn well that the nation will not survive'and that ideologically'driven person is our nation´s enemy. In a report out of Michigan, a protest was organized over the prospect now seemingly beyond the people´s control, that the federal government under the leadership of Barack

McAuliffe in 2007: ‘We Have Got To Shut These Borders Down’

6 hours 36 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 08 2014 08:08:38 GMT Despite repeated requests for comment, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has so far remained silent on the federal government’s quiet transfer of an unknown number of illegal immigrant children from the Texas border to Prince William County in Virginia last week, a move that was highly criticized by local government officials and Virginia residents, CNSNews.com reported. But McAuliffe has not always been quiet on the issues of illegal immigration and border security. In a 2007 radio interview, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee demanded the federal government “shut the borders down.” “I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or

Working-Class Whites Lose Voting Dominance in Ohio

6 hours 53 min ago
Associated Press, by Staff* Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 06 2014 08:06:33 GMT Columbus, Ohio — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio´s eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites — defined as those ages 18 to 64, with less than a bachelor´s degree — are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided: encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas as well as unionized blue-collar

A Cut Above

6 hours 53 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 04 2014 08:04:11 GMT Some time ago I got a tweet from a young lady who informed me that she was sure that I was not paying my "fair share" and although she could neither tell me what my fair share would consist of or knew anything about the amount of tax and other state and federal assessments I pay, she was sure it was not enough and I should be forced to pay more. She said she had a hard time getting ahead and she seemed to think that part of the reason for that was because people like me did not pay their fair share of taxes so that people like her could get the government aid they were entitled to, to level the playing field, she also informed me not to tell her to "try harder" because she had done that and it simply didn't work.

Obama Sends Top Aide to Smooth Relations With Germany

6 hours 53 min ago
New York Times, by Peter Baker & Melissa Eddy Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 22 02 2014 08:02:55 GMT Washington - In a sign of just how much German-American relations have frayed, President Obama sent his chief of staff to Berlin to try to smooth over the rupture caused by recent revelations of American spying on its ally, the White House said Tuesday. Denis R. McDonough, the president’s chief of staff, met with his German counterpart in Berlin on Tuesday for what the White House called “intensive talks on the state of bilateral relations and future cooperation.” (Snip) Mr. McDonough, a longtime adviser to Mr. Obama, sometimes undertook overseas missions of this sort when he was deputy national security adviser,

A double scorcher: June joins May with heat record

7 hours 12 min ago
USA Today, by Doyle Rice Posted By: addicted_to_coffee- Tue, 22 01 2014 08:01:19 GMT Last month was the Earth´s warmest June since records began in 1880, according to data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It marked the second-straight month the world set a warm-temperature record. (Snip) The developing El Niño — a warming of tropical Pacific Ocean water — was a main contributor to the heat in June, she said. Most of the world's land areas saw warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, with record warmth measured across part of southeastern Greenland, parts of northern South America, areas in eastern and central Africa, and sections of southern and southeastern Asia.

Moral Equivalence Is Usually Moral Negligence

7 hours 12 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by David Limbaugh Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 00 2014 08:00:51 GMT Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful — and sometimes harmful. Throughout my life, there has been an increasing trend to attach moral equivalence to all kinds of disputes and conflicts, such as Israel vs. Hamas, which is the subject of a future column. I assume this is mostly an outgrowth of our culture´s descent into moral relativism, but it´s also a product of our intellectual laziness. We see it everywhere. It is a common practice in describing marriages gone wrong. "It

The Day of the Hawk

7 hours 12 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick J. Buchanan Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Tue, 22 57 2014 07:57:40 GMT The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie was premeditated mass murder. Gadhafi was taking revenge for Reagan´s raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of KAL 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, was mass murder in the second degree. Seeing an aircraft intrude into Russian air space, Soviet officers brutally ordered it shot down. The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children. It was a horrendous military blunder, like the U.S. shoot'down of the Iranian Airbus by the Vincennes in 1988. That

IRS: Lerner emails may exist after all

7 hours 12 min ago
The Hill, by Bernie Becker Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 22 55 2014 07:55:03 GMT The IRS might not have lost the backups of former agency administrator Lois Lerner’s emails after all, according to a top IRS official. In testimony released Monday, Thomas Kane, the IRS’s deputy associate chief counsel, told House Oversight investigators last week that the agency was examining whether all the backup tapes which held the emails have been recycled. The IRS told lawmakers in June that the tapes had been recycled, one of the reasons that an untold number of Lerner’s emails were missing. Since then, the IRS commissioner, John Koskinen, has repeatedly stood by those statements in congressional testimony. But Kane, the top

In brief: Coeur d’Alene Casino drops Ted Nugent show over complaints of racism

7 hours 12 min ago
Spokesman'Review (Spokane, WA), by Scott Maben Posted By: rubberneck- Tue, 22 48 2014 07:48:12 GMT The Coeur d’Alene Casino dumped rock musician Ted Nugent from its summer schedule Monday, saying his “racist attitudes and views” have no place there. “We know what it’s like to be the target of hateful messages and we would never want to perpetuate hate in any way,” said Chief Allan, chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Nugent, 65, was scheduled to perform Aug. 4 at the tribe’s casino'hotel in Worley, south of Coeur d’Alene. Complaints about the booking grew Monday after the Southern Poverty Law Center called attention to the appearance, labeling it a “PR disaster.”

Price of Beef and Bacon Reach All'Time High

7 hours 12 min ago
Cybercast News Service, by Ali Meyer Posted By: BaseballFan- Tue, 22 40 2014 07:40:01 GMT The price of beef and bacon hit its all'time high in the United States in June, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In January 1980, when BLS started tracking the price of these commodities, ground chuck cost $1.82 per pound and bacon cost $1.45 per pound. By this June 2014, ground chuck cost $3.91 per pound and bacon cost $6.11 per pound. A decade ago, in June 2004, a pound of ground chuck cost $2.49, which means that the commodity has increased by 57 percent since then. Bacon has increased by 78.7 percent from

Venezuela accuses the US, NATO of Malaysia Airlines jet crash

7 hours 29 min ago
El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 22 38 2014 06:38:44 GMT In a communiqué, the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs regretted the events reported in Ukraine, and voiced its support to the relatives and friends of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crashing in Ukraine. The ministry also called for an inquiry to identify the ones responsible for the jet crash. Furthermore, the Venezuelan authorities expressed their concerns over the "occurrence of similar events, which destabilize the region, and, indeed, are the result of chaos generated by interfering policies pushed forward by the United States and its NETO allies..."

A bloody conflict in Gaza, but Israel is not to blame

7 hours 47 min ago
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 22 20 2014 06:20:36 GMT The Israeli Defence Force yesterday issued a mocked'up picture of the Houses of Parliament with missiles raining down on the building, alongside the words: “What would you do?” It is a good question. Indeed, as the IDF continues its offensive in Gaza, causing huge suffering among the civilian population of the benighted Palestinian enclave, it is one that Israel’s critics need to answer''but can’t. [Snip] In similar circumstances, what would we do to protect our families and territory? We should also remember how this particular set of circumstances developed. The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli students last month was blamed

Delta and US Airways cancel ALL flights to Israel over rocket strike concerns*

7 hours 47 min ago
Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 22 04 2014 06:04:15 GMT Delta Air Lines and US Airways have suspended service to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv´s Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. ´Delta has suspended service until further notice to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and its New York-JFK hub,´ the airline said in a statement posted on its official website Tuesday.